PAU’s honey bee facility gets Best Research Centre award of ICAR
ICAR: The All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) for honey bees and pollinators at the Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana Centre has been awarded with the ‘Best Research Centre’award by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi.
Out of 26 national research centers, the PAU center was chosen as the best. During the ICAR-AICRP’s annual group meeting, which was held at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru from September 4 to 6, the university claimed that it was honored with an award for its contribution.
The Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) helped farmers in the state adopt apiculture, resulting in the production of 18,500 metric tons of honey during the 2021-22 growing season.
“It is the third time that the center has won the award,” Vice-Chancellor (V-C) Satbir Singh Gosal stated in his congratulations to the PAU’s department of entomology. This shows how important AICRP (HB&P) is to the advancement of apicultural research.
The apiculture researchers were also commended by PAU director of research Ajmer Singh Dhatt for their outstanding achievement in winning the coveted award.
DK Sharma, who heads the entomology department, said that Pardeep Kumar Chhuneja, who is the dean of postgraduate studies; Principal entomologist Jaspal Singh and the scientist Amit Choudhary contributed significantly to the ICAR’s annual review program. Chhuneja drives the apiculture unit, while Jaspal Singh is the foremost examiner of the task. Bharathi Mohindru is a scientist involved in the project, and Amit Choudhary is the Co-PI.